Flights of Fancy at Maine Potters Market
Portland, ME 04101
Beginning June 1, Maine Potters Market displays a new collection of pots by Nancy Button. These pots reflect the joy of flight and the excitement of playing with the textures of the natural world.
Working with her favorite oak tree outside the studio, Nancy slaps a cut slab of clay against the tree, brings the impressed clay back inside, and shapes it into a vessel.
Feather textures are stamped into clay in diagonal and circular meditative movements. As the birds awaken the trees, Nancy shares the feeling that Emily Dickinson expressed: “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul…”
The resulting pots are the product of a time before summer bursts forth in all its busy glory. They are a reflection of that quiet time, when freed from the constraints of production, Nancy can encourage the seeds of new ideas to bear fruit.
ABOUT NANCY BUTTON – Nancy’s mother found her passion for potting when she was young. Thanks to her, from an early age Nancy lived with pots handmade by many different potters. As a young adult there was nothing she wanted to do more than follow along the same path, and so she did. Nancy is one of the founding members of Maine Potters Market.
ABOUT MAINE POTTERS MARKET – Founded in 1978 by a group of potters who envisioned a cooperative market where they could educate customers and sell their wares to the public, Maine Potters Market currently consists of fourteen potters from twelve Maine studios. The rich variety of handmade work available for sale keeps Maine Potters Market customers returning often.